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The Punjab Group of Colleges has been serving the community with quality education since 1985. Punjab College of Commerce was the first institution established by the Group at Lahore. The Group is continuing to expand its horizons by establishing branches in various cities of Punjab. Under the umbrella of the Punjab Group of Colleges, Punjab College of Business Administration (PCBA) and Punjab Institute of Computer Sciences (PICS) have emerged as highly specialized business and computer science institutions. Punjab Law Colleges, Punjab Colleges of Information Technology and Punjab Colleges of Sciences are some more links to this rapidly expanding chain of colleges.
Besides the colleges all over the country, the group also established three Universities, the University of the Central Punjab, Lahore and Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi through provincial Charters. Now the third one has been established at Islamabad with the name of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) which is a great contribution of Punjab Group in the higher education sector.
Prior to promulgation of the Act, CUST was operating as Islamabad campus of Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi Since 1998 and offering degrees through Departments of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Mathematics and Management and Social Sciences. All programs are duly accredited by the Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Engineering Council. The University believes in research and publications, and its professionally trained and devoted faculty has made tremendous contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the higher education. The University has excellent infrastructure, modern class rooms facilities and well equipped engineering and IT labs It is ranked amongst W-4 category of Universities by the Higher Commission of Pakistan (HEC). We are confident that the CUST will also continue to strive hard for the promotion of higher learning with more enthusiasm.
CUST is authorized by the Federal Government through an Act of Parliament to award degrees at all levels, from Bachelor to Doctorate, in all disciplines. It has three focal points in its planning. The first of course is the range of programs. The University is constantly updating its curriculum to ensure that it is always in-line with the demands of the time. The programs are tailored not only for the popular market but also for the real need of our country's economic and manpower development.
Capital University of Science & Technology Islamabad has three focal points in its planning. The first of course is the range of programs. The University is constantly updating its curriculum to ensure that it is always in-line with the demands of the time. The programs are tailored not only for the popular market but also for the real need of our country's economy and manpower development.
The second focal point is training. In addition to pure academic programs, the University runs training programs, seminars and workshops for it believes in contributing towards the development of professional manpower, which enriches the society as a whole.
Finally, the third focal point deals with the University endeavors in Research. The University is deeply conscious of the fact that research and development are the main tools which the countries use to transform their developing economies into developed nations. The University is investing heavily in facilities, technology and faculty development to promote research in a meaningful and a purposeful manner.